Democrats take Senate as AP calls Virginia race

The Associated Press called the Virginia Senate race for Democrat Jim Webb, giving his party control of the U.S. Senate.

A count by the AP showed Webb with 1,172,538 votes and Republican Sen. George Allen with 1,165,302, a difference of 7,236. Almost all the votes are counted.

Allen has so far refused to concede but Republicans say they don't believe he can overcome Webb or seek a recount.

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Democrats win control of Congress (AP 11/9)
Webb's Small Lead Holding Up As 'Senator-Elect' Starts Staffing (The Washington Post 11/9)

Election Results:
Key Senate Races | Key House Races

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